Emmis Launches Partial Simulcast Of WFNI On FM Translator
February 20, 2013 at 4:00 AM (PT)
EMMIS has, as expected, launched a simulcast of Sports WFNI (1070 THE FAN)/INDIANAPOLIS on newly-acquired FM translator W298BB/ZIONSVILLE, IN, but it's a partial simulcast, with the FM side, fed by Talk WIBC's HD-2 channel, splitting from the AM side to carry ESPN RADIO's COLIN COWHERD and SCOTT VAN PELT/RYEN RUSSILLO shows 10a-3p weekdays while the AM remains local in middays. The stations will also split when conflicts arise with play-by-play coverage, with different games on AM and FM.
“The launch of FM 107.5 THE FAN demonstrates EMMIS’ deep commitment to making 'THE FAN' INDY's dominant sports brand,” said SVP/Market Manager CHARLIE MORGAN. “Given that EMMIS is credited with creating the first Sports/Talk station in the U.S., it only seems fitting that we would deliver the City’s first FM Sports station to INDY’s sports-loving fans.”